Requirements For Eligibility

AAPG members must be invited by three Trustee Associates and make a $10,000 contribution to the AAPG Foundation in order to be eligible to become a Trustee Associate. This contribution may be given over a 10-year period and is tax-deductible to U.S. taxpayers, since the AAPG Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) public foundation under IRS tax code. 

Contributions may be made in several forms. Consider the method which gives you the greatest tax benefits, as provided under U.S. tax law. 

  • Gifts of cash or stock
  • Naming AAPG in your will or trust
  • Gifts of oil, gas, or mineral interests

Where Your Contribution Goes

Thanks to many dedicated contributors, the AAPG Foundation's operating fund now covers the entire cost of operating the AAPG Foundation. This means that 100% of gifts go directly toward the purposes designated without the need to set aside a portion to cover administrative or overhead costs.

Special gift designations may be made to a specific program and/or in memory or honor of a special person, friend, relative, professor or colleague. Gifts of $25,000 and above are eligible for the establishment of an endowed program or named grant.



For more detailed information or to invite a member, please call +1-855-302-2743, +1-918-560-2644 or email us.